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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Peer Instruction method in introductory classes in Mathematic
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Author:Eduarda Pinto Ferreira <epf@isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP – Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Porto, GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center)
Susana Nicola <sca@isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP – Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Porto, GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center)
Isabel Figueiredo <ipf@isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP – Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Porto)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054500
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054501

The teaching-learning process has been a constant target of studies, particularly in Higher Education, in consequence of the annual increase of new students. Considering the particular case of Engineering, it has been witnessed a rising concern with the active learning strategies and forms of assessment. Research has demonstrated that students learn more if they are actively engaged with the material they are studying. In this presentation we describe, present and discuss the techniques and the results of Peer Instruction method in introductory Mathematic courses of an Engineering Bach.